River Edge

Reliability Project Overview

The PSE&G Energy Strong Program will strengthen New Jersey’s electric and gas systems in an effort to proactively protect its infrastructure against severe weather damage like the state experienced during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. As part of the program, PSE&G will protect, raise or relocate 29 switching and substations throughout New Jersey that were damaged by water either due to excessive rainfall or a storm surge.

Activity Overview

  • As part of the Energy Strong Program, PSE&G will decommission its River Edge Substation.
  • In November 2014 all customers serviced by PSE&G's River Edge Substation were transferred to two area PSE&G substations
  • Deconstruction of the River Edge Substation will begin in the 1st Quarter of 2015.
    • All major equipment will be removed beginning on or about February 24, 2015.
    • Underground cable removal will begin in March 2015.
    • Equipment foundations removal will begin in March 2015.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by the 3rd Quarter of 2015.
  • PSE&G expects no impact or inconvenience to the Steuben House and Historic New Bridge Landing, sites landmarked and managed by the Bergen County Historical Society.
  • PSE&G will work with the Borough of River Edge Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
1-855-213-2220
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For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline
973-430-7734
December 17, 2015

PSE&G upgrading substation in New Milford (NorthJersey.com)

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. is upgrading its substation in New Milford, which was damaged by two hurricanes in the past four years.

As part of its ongoing Energy Strong program, the utility is demolishing and rebuilding certain equipment there, so it’ll be at least one foot above federal standards of a high flood elevation.

The 15.3-acre substation, which is at the foot of Henley Avenue, is within eyeshot of the Hackensack River...